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African-American reflections on Brazil's racial paradise

Author: David J Hellwig
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The popular image of Brazil was that of a tropical utopia for people of color, and it was looked upon as a beacon of hope by African Americans. This work features essays that focus on the authors'  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Hellwig
ISBN: 0877228922 9780877228929
OCLC Number: 470422692
Description: xiii, 258 s
Contents: Acknowledgments Preface Introcution: The Myth of the Racial Paradise Part I: The Myth Affirmed (1900-1940) 1. "Brazilian Visitors in Norfolk" 2. "Brazil vs. United States" 3. "Brazil and the Black Race" 4. "Brazil" W.E.B. Du Bois 5. "Opportunities in Brazil: South American Country Offers First Hand Knowledge of the Solving of the Race Question" 6. "Brazil" Cyril V. Briggs 7. "Wonderful Opportunities Offered in Brazil for Thrifty People of All Races" Associated Negro Press 8. "South America and Its Prospects in 1920" L. H. Stinson 9. "Brazil as I Found It" E.R. James 10. "Sidelights on Brazil Racial Conditions" Frank St. Claire 11. "My Trip Through South America" Robert S. Abbott 12. "Sightseeing in South America" William Pickens Part II: The Myth Debated (1940-1965) 13. "The Color Line in South America's Largest Republic" Ollie Stewart 14. "Stewart in Error No Color Line in Brazil" James W. Ivy 15. Letter by W.E.B. Du Bois to Edward Weeks, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2, 1941 16. "Brazil Has No Race Problem" E. Franklin Frazier 17. "A Comparison of Negro-White Relations in Brazil and the United States" E. Franklin Frazier 18. Excerpt from Quest for Dignity: An Autobiography of a Negro Doctor Thomas Roy Peyton 19. "Brazilian Color Bias Growing More Rampant" George S. Schuyler 20. "The Negro in Brazil" Lorenzo D. Turner Part III: The Myth Rejected (1965-) 21. "From Roxbury to Rio-and Back in a Hurry" Angela M. Gilliam 22. "Brazil: Study in Black, Brown and Beige" Leslie B. Rout, Jr. 23. "Equality in Brazil: Confronting Reality" Cleveland Donald, Jr. 24. "'Mestizaje' vs. Black Identity: The Color Crisis in Latin America" Richard L. Jackson 25. "Black Consciousness vs. Racism in Brazil" Niani (Dee Brown) 26. "Brazil and the Blacks of South America" Gloria Calomee 27. "In Harmony with Brazil's African Pulse" Rachel Jackson Christmas
Responsibility: edited by David J. Hellwig.

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"Hellwig has made a remarkable contribution to the literature and study of comparative race relations." -Anani Dzidzienyo, Afro-American Studies and Portuguese-Brazilian Studies, Brown University

 
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